College students and others for years have been the target of copyright-infringement claims from the recording industry for allegedly downloading and making available copyright-protected music files. Could they now be open to lawsuits for uploading, or even watching, copyright-protected video clips from sources such as The Daily Show on the popular video-sharing web site YouTube?

That's a legitimate question raised by a judge's decision last week in a $1 billion copyright-infringement lawsuit against YouTube, privacy advocates warn. Dismissing any privacy concerns, the judge ordered YouTube to disclose who watches which video clips and when.

U.S. District Judge Louis L. Stanton authorized full


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